The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Microsoft Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Excel over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Excel
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 57 39
Rank change year-on-year -3 -18  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 1523 1757 2268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.53% 3.60% 4.46%
As % of the Applications category 40.57% 39.61% 41.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 906 1119 1374
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £508 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £314 £325
% change year-on-year +3.58% -3.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 119 141
Median hourly rate £18.50 £16.11 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.87% +15.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £30.15 £32.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year -3.12% +16.36%  

Microsoft Excel is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 3754 4436 5492
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 8.70% 9.10% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2185 2692 3138
Median daily rate £370 £338 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.62% -0.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 393 525
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £15.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.14 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.70 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.78 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.39% +13.79%  

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Microsoft Excel as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel within the England region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -13 754 £413 +10.00% 150
South East +7 361 £325 -1.51% 80
West Midlands -4 82 £325 +18.18% 16
East of England -23 77 £325 -7.14% 35
Yorkshire +11 71 £279 -14.23% 30
North West -9 71 £370 +34.54% 36
South West -31 53 £300 -3.22% 32
East Midlands -12 35 £413 +17.85% 6
North East +49 11 £288 +9.52% 5
Midlands +13 1 £180 -40.00% 23
South Coast - 1 - -
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 1165 (38.25%) Microsoft
2 1021 (33.52%) Finance
3 982 (32.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 794 (26.07%) Microsoft Office
5 775 (25.44%) SQL
6 586 (19.24%) Analytical Skills
7 486 (15.96%) VBA
8 473 (15.53%) Project Management
9 441 (14.48%) MS Visio
10 368 (12.08%) SQL Server
11 360 (11.82%) Microsoft Project
12 352 (11.56%) Agile Software Development
13 334 (10.97%) Banking
14 331 (10.87%) Data Analysis
15 322 (10.57%) Degree
16 317 (10.41%) SharePoint
17 313 (10.28%) Business Intelligence
18 310 (10.18%) PMO
19 292 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
20 261 (8.57%) Windows
21 248 (8.14%) Analytics
22 245 (8.04%) Security Cleared
23 242 (7.94%) Oracle
24 236 (7.75%) Migration
25 229 (7.52%) PRINCE2
26 198 (6.50%) Telecoms
27 196 (6.43%) Management Information System
28 188 (6.17%) ITIL
29 186 (6.11%) SC Cleared
30 183 (6.01%) SAP

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 317 (10.41%) SharePoint
2 109 (3.58%) SAS
3 43 (1.41%) CMS
4 31 (1.02%) Confluence
5 24 (0.79%) MS Project Server
6 16 (0.53%) MS Exchange
7 12 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (0.36%) IIS
9 10 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (0.30%) IBM Notes
11 8 (0.26%) Apache Spark
12 7 (0.23%) Documentum
12 7 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (0.20%) ArcGIS
13 6 (0.20%) JBoss
13 6 (0.20%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.16%) Skype for Business
15 4 (0.13%) Drupal
15 4 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 982 (32.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 794 (26.07%) Microsoft Office
3 441 (14.48%) MS Visio
4 360 (11.82%) Microsoft Project
5 165 (5.42%) Spreadsheet
6 31 (1.02%) SPSS
7 13 (0.43%) Photoshop
8 11 (0.36%) AutoCAD
9 9 (0.30%) Stata
10 5 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.16%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.13%) S-PLUS
12 3 (0.098%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.098%) Open Workbench
13 2 (0.066%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.066%) EViews
13 2 (0.066%) InDesign
13 2 (0.066%) SPSS Modeler
14 1 (0.033%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.033%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 28 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.85%) Primavera
3 16 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 16 (0.53%) WebTrends
4 15 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
4 15 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
5 14 (0.46%) Cognos Controller
6 12 (0.39%) FastStats
7 11 (0.36%) SAP FI
8 10 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
9 9 (0.30%) Eloqua
9 9 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
10 8 (0.26%) CA PPM
10 8 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
10 8 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
11 7 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
11 7 (0.23%) SAP CO
11 7 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
12 6 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
12 6 (0.20%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 91 (2.99%) Office 365
2 33 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (0.89%) Google Analytics
4 19 (0.62%) G Suite
5 16 (0.53%) Adobe Analytics
6 14 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
7 12 (0.39%) SaaS
8 10 (0.33%) Google Drive
9 8 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.20%) AdWords
11 5 (0.16%) GitHub
11 5 (0.16%) Google Tag Manager
11 5 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
11 5 (0.16%) Yammer
12 4 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.13%) IaaS
13 3 (0.098%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.098%) IBM Blueworks
13 3 (0.098%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.098%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 44 (1.44%) Firewall
2 31 (1.02%) Internet
3 28 (0.92%) LAN
4 27 (0.89%) VPN
5 26 (0.85%) WAN
6 23 (0.76%) VoIP
7 22 (0.72%) TCP/IP
8 20 (0.66%) HTTP
9 19 (0.62%) BGP
9 19 (0.62%) Cisco IOS
10 16 (0.53%) Cisco Nexus
11 14 (0.46%) DHCP
11 14 (0.46%) DNS
12 13 (0.43%) MPLS
12 13 (0.43%) Network Security
13 12 (0.39%) NAS
13 12 (0.39%) Skype
14 11 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (0.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 11 (0.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 368 (12.08%) SQL Server
2 174 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 149 (4.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 129 (4.24%) MS Access
5 106 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
6 100 (3.28%) Power BI
7 88 (2.89%) Relational Database
8 79 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 73 (2.40%) BusinessObjects
10 56 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
11 45 (1.48%) QlikView
12 40 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
13 38 (1.25%) Big Data
14 36 (1.18%) Data Mining
15 34 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
16 33 (1.08%) PowerPivot
17 32 (1.05%) OLAP
18 30 (0.98%) Hadoop
19 28 (0.92%) Oracle Database
20 27 (0.89%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 93 (3.05%) JIRA
2 33 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (1.02%) Visual Studio
4 23 (0.76%) Selenium
5 16 (0.53%) Cucumber
6 14 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 13 (0.43%) Subversion
8 12 (0.39%) Toad
9 11 (0.36%) Maven
10 9 (0.30%) Eclipse
11 8 (0.26%) Ant
11 8 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
12 7 (0.23%) ProC
12 7 (0.23%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
13 6 (0.20%) ERwin
13 6 (0.20%) NetBeans
14 5 (0.16%) Git (software)
14 5 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
14 5 (0.16%) Rational DOORS
14 5 (0.16%) TeamCity
General
1 1021 (33.52%) Finance
2 334 (10.97%) Banking
3 198 (6.50%) Telecoms
4 164 (5.38%) Retail
5 153 (5.02%) Marketing
6 117 (3.84%) Front Office
7 108 (3.55%) Legal
8 79 (2.59%) Investment Banking
9 65 (2.13%) Manufacturing
10 44 (1.44%) Back Office
11 37 (1.21%) Financial Institution
12 36 (1.18%) Advertising
12 36 (1.18%) Law
13 34 (1.12%) Billing
14 31 (1.02%) Retail Banking
15 30 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
16 28 (0.92%) Publishing
17 25 (0.82%) German Language
18 23 (0.76%) French Language
19 18 (0.59%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1178 (38.67%) Analyst
2 406 (13.33%) Developer
3 306 (10.05%) Data Analyst
4 245 (8.04%) Business Analyst
5 151 (4.96%) Project Manager
6 141 (4.63%) Administrator
7 121 (3.97%) Consultant
8 112 (3.68%) Excel Analyst
9 110 (3.61%) Coordinator
10 101 (3.32%) SQL Analyst
11 94 (3.09%) SQL Developer
12 87 (2.86%) Excel Developer
12 87 (2.86%) PMO Analyst
13 80 (2.63%) VBA Developer
14 72 (2.36%) Junior
14 72 (2.36%) Project Coordinator
15 71 (2.33%) Report Analyst
16 66 (2.17%) C# Developer
16 66 (2.17%) Support Analyst
17 65 (2.13%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (5.42%) .NET
2 74 (2.43%) XML
3 55 (1.81%) HTML
4 41 (1.35%) Web Services
5 28 (0.92%) MDX
6 25 (0.82%) CSS
7 23 (0.76%) ASP.NET
8 19 (0.62%) .NET Framework
9 18 (0.59%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 18 (0.59%) STL
9 18 (0.59%) WCF
10 17 (0.56%) Middleware
10 17 (0.56%) WinForms
11 15 (0.49%) WPF
12 14 (0.46%) jQuery
12 14 (0.46%) JSON
13 11 (0.36%) RESTful
14 10 (0.33%) Spring
15 9 (0.30%) REST
15 9 (0.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 586 (19.24%) Analytical Skills
2 196 (6.43%) Management Information System
3 74 (2.43%) Derivative
4 61 (2.00%) Computer Science
4 61 (2.00%) Fixed Income
5 58 (1.90%) NHS
6 57 (1.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 56 (1.84%) Data Centre
8 40 (1.31%) Credit Risk
8 40 (1.31%) Data Protection Act
9 39 (1.28%) Virtual Team
10 34 (1.12%) Data Structures
11 32 (1.05%) PMI
12 31 (1.02%) Hedge funds
12 31 (1.02%) User Experience
13 26 (0.85%) Market Risk
14 25 (0.82%) Equities
15 22 (0.72%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 21 (0.69%) Mainframe
17 20 (0.66%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 261 (8.57%) Windows
2 64 (2.10%) Unix
3 59 (1.94%) Linux
4 49 (1.61%) Windows Server
5 47 (1.54%) Windows 10
5 47 (1.54%) Windows 7
6 31 (1.02%) Android
7 29 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (0.66%) Apple iOS
9 18 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (0.36%) Windows 8
12 9 (0.30%) Windows XP
13 8 (0.26%) SUSE
14 7 (0.23%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.23%) zOS
15 6 (0.20%) Solaris
16 4 (0.13%) AIX
16 4 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.13%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 473 (15.53%) Project Management
2 352 (11.56%) Agile Software Development
3 331 (10.87%) Data Analysis
4 313 (10.28%) Business Intelligence
5 292 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 248 (8.14%) Analytics
7 236 (7.75%) Migration
8 229 (7.52%) PRINCE2
9 188 (6.17%) ITIL
10 153 (5.02%) Change Management
11 144 (4.73%) Data Modelling
12 143 (4.69%) Programme Management
13 136 (4.46%) Data Management
14 126 (4.14%) Risk Management
15 120 (3.94%) ERP
16 119 (3.91%) CRM
17 114 (3.74%) Validation
18 109 (3.58%) ETL
19 107 (3.51%) Time Management
20 105 (3.45%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 775 (25.44%) SQL
2 486 (15.96%) VBA
3 176 (5.78%) C#
4 116 (3.81%) T-SQL
5 86 (2.82%) Python
5 86 (2.82%) VB
6 70 (2.30%) Java
7 67 (2.20%) R
8 60 (1.97%) C++
9 57 (1.87%) C
10 46 (1.51%) JavaScript
11 40 (1.31%) VB.NET
12 38 (1.25%) PowerShell
13 21 (0.69%) MATLAB
14 18 (0.59%) VBScript
15 17 (0.56%) Perl
15 17 (0.56%) PL/SQL
16 13 (0.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 13 (0.43%) Shell Script
17 12 (0.39%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 322 (10.57%) Degree
2 245 (8.04%) Security Cleared
3 186 (6.11%) SC Cleared
4 49 (1.61%) PMI Certification
5 40 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (1.15%) DV Cleared
7 32 (1.05%) ISEB
7 32 (1.05%) Numerate Degree
8 31 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 30 (0.98%) CCNP
10 28 (0.92%) PMP
11 25 (0.82%) ACCA
11 25 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
12 24 (0.79%) CIMA
13 23 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
13 23 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 22 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
15 20 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 18 (0.59%) CTC Cleared
17 17 (0.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 310 (10.18%) PMO
2 100 (3.28%) Data Quality
3 93 (3.05%) QA
4 85 (2.79%) SLA
5 26 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 25 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
7 24 (0.79%) MiFID
8 18 (0.59%) GDPR
9 14 (0.46%) IFRS
10 13 (0.43%) Basel II
11 12 (0.39%) IFRS 9
12 10 (0.33%) P3O
13 8 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 8 (0.26%) Solvency II
14 7 (0.23%) Actionable Recommendations
14 7 (0.23%) COBIT
14 7 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
14 7 (0.23%) PCI DSS
15 6 (0.20%) EMIR
16 5 (0.16%) Basel III
System Software
1 91 (2.99%) Active Directory
2 21 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (0.26%) Firmware
5 7 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.16%) Time Sharing Option
7 3 (0.098%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.098%) vSphere
8 2 (0.066%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.033%) Cronacle
9 1 (0.033%) HDFS
9 1 (0.033%) Samba
9 1 (0.033%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.033%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 26 (0.85%) SCCM
2 16 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (0.33%) FortiGate
4 8 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (0.23%) HP UCMDB
5 7 (0.23%) OPNET
5 7 (0.23%) SCOM
5 7 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (0.16%) AppDNA
7 4 (0.13%) BladeLogic
8 3 (0.098%) DatAdvantage
8 3 (0.098%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.066%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.066%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.066%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.066%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.066%) Puppet
10 1 (0.033%) Netcool
10 1 (0.033%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 1 (0.033%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1165 (38.25%) Microsoft
2 242 (7.94%) Oracle
3 183 (6.01%) SAP
4 98 (3.22%) Tableau
5 79 (2.59%) Cisco
6 67 (2.20%) Google
7 65 (2.13%) IBM
8 56 (1.84%) Remedy
9 54 (1.77%) HP
10 46 (1.51%) Cognos
11 44 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
12 40 (1.31%) Bloomberg
13 35 (1.15%) Adobe
14 25 (0.82%) MicroStrategy
15 24 (0.79%) ServiceNow
15 24 (0.79%) Sybase
15 24 (0.79%) VMware
16 22 (0.72%) BMC
17 20 (0.66%) Dell
17 20 (0.66%) Workday
West Midlands
Montash
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 22 hours ago
South Yorkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 12 hours ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 12 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £15 - £22 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £390.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
South West London
FT Select
Rate: From £475 to £525 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £420.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £17 - £19 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Rullion
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £12 - £14 per hour +
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Rate: Salary £30,000 plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £200.00 - £285.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £325 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £200 to £450 per annum Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Etech Partners
Rate: Up To £340 per day - 3 month Rolling.
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £20 - £23 per hour +
Posted: 5 days ago